1518 Martin Luther reached
Augsburg for an interview with
(1469–1534). He discussed his 95 theses, but
the conversation broke down with Cajetan telling Luther to stay away
unless he would recant unconditionally.
Mathesius, Luther biographer and hymnist, died (b. 24 July 1504).
Laud, Archbishop of Canterbury, was born (d. 10 January 1645).
1651 Jacques Sirmond, French Jesuit scholar who brought
out many editions of Latin and Byzantine chroniclers of the middle ages,
died (b. 12 or 22 October 1559).
1653 Fausto Poli,
Italian Catholic priest and private secretary to
Pope Urban VIII
(1568–1644), for whom he purchased old works
or art and commissioned new works, died (b. 17 February 1581).
1772 John Woolman (b. 19
October 1720), American Quaker preacher, died.
1802 Magnus B. Landstad,
hymnist, was born at Maaso, Finmarken, Norway (d. 8 October 1880).
1810 Henry Alford, compiler of
the first comprehensive English commentary on Greek New Testament, was
born in London (d. 12 January 1871).
Nicholas Collin, prominent Swedish pastor in America, died (b.
1834 Charles C. Converse,
American lawyer and sacred music composer, was born in Warren,
Massachusetts (d. 18 October 1918).
1835 Folliott Sanford
Pierpoint, classics instructor and hymnist, was born in Bath,
England (d. 10 March 1917).
Eugen Adolf Notz, professor of Hebrew in the Wisconsin Synod, was
born at Haberschlacht, Wuerttemberg, Germany (d. 5 February 1903).
G. Henry Weygandt, who helped form the Ohio Synod, died (b. 2 May
1854 John George
Schmucker, who helped found the General Synod and the Lutheran
Theological Seminary at Gettysburg, died in Williamsburg, Pennsylvania
(b. 18 August 1771, Michaelstadt, Darmstadt, Germany).
Johann Paul Beyer
(1832–1905), president of the Eastern District of the Missouri Synod,
Simon Peter Long, professor and president of the Chicago Lutheran
Bible School, was born in McZena, near Londenville, Ashland County, Ohio
(d. 3 January 1929).
Synodical Conference officially began African American mission work
in the U.S.
1887 George J. Webb,
American organist of sacred music and composer, died in Orange, New
Jersey (b. 24 June 1803).
1925 Hubert P. Main
(b. 17 August 1839), American sacred music editor, died.
1978 Robert V. Schnabel was
inaugurated as the fifth president of
University since the Lutheran University Association secured control
of the institution in 1925.